Miscellaneous Johnston County, North Carolina Obituaries


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Annie Rose “Anne” Massengill
Annie Rose “Anne” Massengill, 60, of Four Oaks, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003 at Smithfield Manor in Smithfield. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 11, 1:30 p.m., at Stone’s Creek Advent Christian Church. Officiating will be the Revs. Hal Patterson, Doug Abel, and Edward Adams.
Ms. Massengill was born Oct. 18, 1942, in Johnston County to Bessie Ruth Munden Massengill of Four Oaks and the late Rev. Wade R. Massengill. She was a retired registered nurse with the Florida Department of Corrections and specialized in cardiac care. Ms. Massengill was also a member of Stone’s Creek AC Church.
Surviving in addition to her mother is a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy M. and Rev. Hal Patterson of Charlotte; brothers and sister-in-law, W. Bruce and Lois Massengill of Fayetteville, and Charles G. Massengill of Refugio, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends after the memorial service in the fellowship hall at Stone’s Creek AC Church and at other times at the home of Mrs. Bessie M. Massengill.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Stone’s Creek AC Church Building Fund, c/o Phyllis Barefoot, 343 Wood’s Crossroads Rd., Benson, N.C. 27504, or Johnston Memorial Hospice, P.O. Box 137, Smithfield, N.C. 27577.

Robert Anthony Barbour
Robert Anthony Barbour, 26, of Stockton Calif., formerly of Clayton, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan 1, at First United Pentecostal Church of Raleigh. Burial followed in Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh.
Anthony graduated from North Carolina State University with his BA in religious studies in May of 2000. Later that year, he moved to Stockton, Calif. to teach at Christian Life College. While teaching there, Anthony began his masters program at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va. He lived his life in service to God and to others. Anthony will be remembered as a man of love and compassion by all who knew him.
Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Leigh Barbour; parents, Robert and Maxine Barbour; brother, Jeremy Scott Barbour and wife, Rebecca; paternal grandmother, Ila Barbour; maternal grandmother, Hattie Douglas; mother-in-law, Diane Dixon, brother-in-law, Melvin Dixon; sister-in-law, Miranda DeVince and husband, Dan; nieces, Brittnay Brown, Morgan DeVince, Kaitlyn Barbour, Kristen Barbour; and nephew Nick DeVince.

Edgar R. Wilson
Edgar R. “Chief” Wilson, 65, of Smithfield, retired R.O.T.C. instructor at Smithfield-Selma High School, died Wednesday evening, Jan. 1, 2003, at his home. Born July 29, 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Edward Bruce and Mary Gertrude Washburn Wilson, he was a retired U.S. Navy veteran. Chief was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Portsmouth, Va, the Smithfield V.F.W. post, the Smithfield Moose Lodge and Ducks Unlimited.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Jan. 5, in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Selma with the Rev. Robert Barefoot officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Smithfield.
Surviving are his wife, Muriel L. Wilson; sons, Edward Brian Wilson of Clayton and William Scott Wilson of Benson; daughter, Melissa Dawn Phaneuf of Benson; brothers, David T. Wilson of Norfolk, Va., Raymond M. Wilson of Carrollton, Kty., and Henry Wayne Wilson of Ware Shoals, S.C.; sisters, Jeanne Willett and Dolly Lorraine House, both of Fort Thomas, Kty., and Katherine Eggers of Norwood, Ohio; two grandsons and one great-granddaughter.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Public Library of Johnston County, 305 E. Market Street, Smithfield, N.C. 27577.

Taylor Raygan Hinnant
Taylor Raygan Hinnant, infant, of Hocutt Drive, Clayton, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, at Johnston Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 2, at Minshew Funeral Home Chapel and was officiated by Rev. Todd Bailey and Rev. Chad Allen. Burial followed at Barbour’s Chapel Church Cemetery.
She is survived by her mother, Jessica Brandy Browning Hinnant; her father, Richard Alexander Hinnant; maternal grandparents, William Donald Jr. and Teresa Langley Browning of Four Oaks; paternal grandparents, Dwight and Julia Poindexter Hinnant of Smithfield; great-grandparents, William Donald Sr. and Lois Blackmon Browning of Four Oaks, Richard M. and Carolyn Denning Hinnant of Micro, E.O. and Mina Gray Tarkington of Four Oaks, Richard and Barbara Langley of Kenly, and Ralph and Virginia Poindexter of East Bend.

Walter C. Pilkington
Walter C. Pilkington, 78, of Caroline Ave. in Smithfield, died Friday, April 18, 2003.
Mr. Pilkington was born in Johnston County on January 9, 1925 to the late Richard Allen and Lillian Shaw Pilkington. He was a retired Fleet Mechanic for Winn-Dixie Corp., and was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Lee Pilkington and a sister, Esther Evans.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 21, in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home with Rev. Alex Thompson officiating. Burial followed in Knollwood Memorial Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Gladys Parson Pilkington; step-son, Joey Gibbs of Clayton; step-daughters, Paula Johnson and Debbie Gibbs, both of Smithfield; brother, Charles E. “Scub” Pilkington of Selma; sisters, Sadie “Babe” Farrior of Crystal Springs, Miss. and Patricia “Pug” Grooms of Liberty, S.C.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice, 5301 Morganton Rd., Fayetteville, N.C. 28314

Patrick Edward Keenan
Patrick Edward Keenan, 46, of Clayton, died April 17, 2003. A memorial service was held Monday, April, 21, at First Assembly of God in Smithfield. Pastor Norman Gloeckler officiated.
He is survived by his wife, Linda E. Keenan; daughters, Heather Beckham of Zebulon, Judy Elliott of Bullock and Samantha Varnum of the home; son, Ricky Keenan of Leesburg, Fla.; mother, Grace B. Keenan; sisters, Charlene Pray of Wiscasset, Maine, Mary Haines of Wolich, Maine, Linda Wines of Clayton, Kathleen Merrick of Bowdoinham, Maine, Zada Rolfe of Wolwich, Maine; brothers, Ralph Keenan, Christopher Keenan, Michael Keenan, Robert Keenan, all of Bath, Maine, Charles Keenan Jr. of Smithfield, and Brian Keenan of Brunswick, Maine, and two grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Ileitis and Colitis Foundation.

Mildred Morgan
Mildred Morgan, 78, of Raleigh, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 19, at Mt. Vernon United Church of Christ. Burial followed in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Surviving are her daughter, Sandra G. Warren of Raleigh; sons, Alton R Morgan and wife, Dorothy, of Clayton and Elton L. Morgan of Frederick, Md.; brother, Hubert English and wife, Betty, of Raleigh; eight grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

Tonya Narron Jones
Tonya Narron Jones, 35, of Castleberry Road, Clayton, died Wednesday, April 16, 2003.
Born in Wilson County on February 7, 1968, she was the daughter of Benny and Retha Leggett Narron of Stancil’s Chapel.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 18, in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Selma with burial following in the Narron Family Cemetery.
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Russell D. “Rusty” Jones; sons, Dean and Cody Jones of the home; daughter, Melissa Jones of the home; brother, Andy Narron and his wife, Jamie, of Stancil’s Chapel; mother-in-law, Janice Jones of Pine Level; brother-in-law, Randy Jones and wife, Renee, of Pine Level; nieces, Cecile Narron and Stephanie Jones, and nephew, Jonathan Jones.
Memorials may be made to the University of North Carolina Hematology/Oncology Department or the Carolina Child Development Center.

Ella Mae Skaggs Armstrong
Ella Mae Skaggs Armstrong, 79, of Clayton, died on April 14, 2003. She was formerly of New Bern.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 17, at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel. Revs. Ashley Turner and Marshall Kornegay officiated.
Graveside services were held at Greenleaf Memorial Park in New Bern.
She was the widow of Jack B. Armstrong.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Beth Cummings and husband, Jarvis, of Wake Forest, Ginger Kornegay and husband, Stephen, of Clayton; brother, Arthur Louis Skaggs of Demming, N.M.; grandchildren, Allen McCray, Jack McCray, Nichole Avery, Frank F. Cates II of E-5 U.S. Navy and Jennifer Cummings; great grandchildren, Corey Avery, Kathrine McRae and Kiley Avery.

Hazel Roberts Donnell
Hazel Roberts Donness, 78, of Sanford, died Friday, June 20, 2003, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Earl and Clarice Rimmer Roberts and a native of Durham. She was preceded in death by a son, Mark C. Donnell.
A graveside service was held Sunday, June 22, at Buffalo Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Carl Rush.
She is survived by her husband, Edwin Donnell Jr.; son, Michael L. Donnell and wife, Linda of Seven Lakes; daughter, Irene McDermott and husband, Kyle of Clayton; brother, Dewey S. Roberts of Lemon Springs; and four grandchildren, Jill Phlippeau, Megan Donnell, Kylie McDermott, and Hasten McDermott.

Richard J. Field Jr.
Richard J. Field Jr., 56, of 915 Forest Drive, Garner, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at Rex Hospital.
Mr. Field retired from the US Navy after 20 years of service, and retired from Nortel Networks in 2001 after 10 years of service.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 24, at Raleigh Christian Community Church. Burial will be July 15 at Arlington National Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Jeanne Field; daughters, Christine Field Woodcock and her husband, Jimmy R. Woodcock of Clayton, Rebecca Lyn Field of Willow Spring; son, Richard James Field III of Raleigh; parents, Richard and Anna Field of Oceanside, Calif.; sister, Virginia Field of San Marcos, Calif.; grandsons, Robert J. Woodcock and Randell Scott Woodcock of Clayton.

Belinda Walston Mujica
Belinda Walston Mujica, 41, of Knightdale, died Monday, June 16, 2003.
Belinda spent the last 8 years working as a Teachers’ Assistant at Cary Elementary. She loved her work with children. Belinda embraced all of her children and saw her job as an opportunity to return the love her children had for her. Her encouraging words were heard throughout the halls to children as well as staff and parents.
She is survived by her husband, John Mujica of Knightdale; a son, James Conrad Eubanks of Cary; a daughter, Stephanie Hope Eubanks of Knightdale; her father, Harvey Walston of Clayton and a sister, Wendy Brooks of Raleigh.
Belinda is preceded in death by her mother, Janet Taylor Walston.
Funeral services were Thursday, June 19, at the Chapel of Memories at Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh.

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